Help Yourself (Julian Lennon album)

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Help Yourself
Studio album by Julian Lennon
Released 20 August 1991 (US)
26 August 1991 (UK)
Genre Pop[1]
Length 58:22
Label Atlantic (US)
Virgin (UK)
Producer Bob Ezrin
Julian Lennon chronology
Mr. Jordan
(1989)
Help Yourself
(1991)
Photograph Smile
(1998)
Singles from Help Yourself
  1. "Saltwater"
    Released: 5 August 1991
  2. "Help Yourself"
    Released: 1991
  3. "Rebel King"
    Released: 1991 (promo only)
  4. "Listen"
    Released: 1991 (promo only)
  5. "Get a Life"
    Released: 6 April 1992

Help Yourself is the fourth studio album by singer-songwriter Julian Lennon.

Release[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Chicago Tribune 1/4 stars[2]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[3]

It was released in August 1991, on Atlantic Records in the US and on Virgin Records in the UK. The album was a commercial success in Europe for Lennon, spawning a UK no.6 hit in "Saltwater" (as well as topping the charts in Australia for four weeks); however, it did not do as well in the US, where Atlantic Records were said to have under-promoted the album.[4]

The album features uncredited guitar contributions from George Harrison.

The album was reissued, along with The Secret Value of Daydreaming and Mr. Jordan, on 8 September 2009 by Noble Rot Records.[5]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "Rebel King" (Julian Lennon, Anthony Moore, Bob Ezrin) – 5:51
  2. "Saltwater" (Lennon, Mark Spiro, Leslie Spiro) – 4:07
  3. "Get a Life" (Lennon, Glenn Martin Tilbrook, Scott Humphrey) – 4:17
  4. "Would You" (Lennon, Moore) – 6:19
  5. "Maybe I Was Wrong" (Lennon, Justin Clayton) – 4:27
  6. "Help Yourself" (Lennon, John McCurry) – 4:41
Side two
  1. "Listen" (Lennon) – 5:04
  2. "Other Side of Town" (Lennon, Paul Buchanan, Robert Bell) – 5:34
  3. "New Physics Rant" (Lennon, Moore, Ezrin, Humphrey) – 4:48
  4. "Take Me Home" (Lennon, Ezrin, Clayton) – 4:26
  5. "Imaginary Lines" (Lennon, Moore, Clayton, Ezrin) – 5:12
  6. "Keep the People Working" (Moore) – 3:36

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]


Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Thomas, Stephen. "Help Yourself - Julian Lennon : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  2. ^ Caro, Marc (22 August 1991). "Julian Lennon Help Yourself (Atlantic)". chicagotribune.com. Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Rolling Stone review: Julian Lennon: Help Yourself". 31 October 1991. Archived from the original on 21 November 2007. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  4. ^ Help Yourself Menu at Hey Jules
  5. ^ "JULIAN LENNON'S ATLANTIC YEARS REISSUED ON NOBLE ROT THROUGH COLLECTORS' CHOICE MUSIC". Top40-charts.com. 7 August 2009. Retrieved 17 March 2013. 
  6. ^ "australian-charts.com Julian Lennon - Help Yourself" (ASP). Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "Julian Lennon > Artists > Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "ARIA Montly Certifications 1990-Present". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 1 June 2013.